The Orthogoniosaurus is a type of therapod species that was found in the Cretaceous Lameta beds in Madhya Pradesh, India. In 1931, H.C. Das Gupta first published his findings in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal about a tooth fossil that he had recovered in Madhya Pradesh, a central state in India. However, it has been difficult to match other fossils with this genus because of the scarce information that could be derived from the small tooth fossil. After this discovery was published in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal by H.C. Das Gupta, many more Lameta Formation dinosaur fossils have been found. Researchers at the Geological Survey of India came across more such fossils recently.
Its name is pronounced as 'Or-tho-gone-ee-o-sau-rus'.
The Orthogoniosaurus is a type of genus of theropod dinosaurs.
These reptiles belonged to the Maastrichtian period of the Lameta Formation.
It can be assumed that Orthogoniosauruses became Extinct towards the end of Maastrichtian age.
Only one tooth fossil specimen of the Orthogoniosaurus reptiles has been found so far in the Lameta beds in Madhya Pradesh, India.
Depending on the current climatic conditions of Madhya Pradesh in India, it can be assumed that the Orthogoniosauruses reptiles lived on the land in tropical conditions.
Due to the lack of fossil specimens, paleontologists have not yet been able to figure out if the Orthogoniosaurus dinosaurs lived a solitary life or lived in groups. It is also unknown whether or not they were territorial or greedy.
There is not enough data to calculate the lifespan of the Orthogoniosaurus dinosaurs.
It is assumed that the Orthogoniosauruses reproduced through the process of fertilization of eggs.
While we do not know what the Orthogoniosaurus looked like, scientists have classified this species as a theropod dinosaur. Thus, it can be assumed that this species was also bipedal. The theropod jaws are also quite robust. It is not known how colorful they were.
Only a fragmentary tooth of this genus has been found so far. The holotype tooth is 1.06 in (27 mm) long.
Due to a lack of information, scientists have not been able to figure out how these dinosaurs communicated with each other.
The exact length or height of the Orthogoniosaurus matleyi cannot be estimated from the tooth fossil that has been found.
Since the Orthogoniosaurus had long, muscular legs, they could probably move quite fast.
Only the fossil of a fragmentary tooth of this dinosaur has been found so far; thus, it has been difficult to calculate the weight of this Lameta theropod.
They are usually referred to as a male or female Orthogoniosaurus.
There are no unique names to refer to a baby Orthogoniosaurus; thus, they are referred to as nestling or hatching following standard terminology.
While it is not known what the Orthogoniosauruses used to eat, it has been established that they were carnivorous in nature. Hence, they definitely bit other animals.
While not much is known about this dinosaur and its traits, it can be assumed that this theropod dinosaur was quite aggressive since they were carnivorous in nature and had to hunt for food.
Since the identification of Orthogoniosaurus matleyi has been made on the basis of one tooth in fragments, the name of the dinosaur is also termed as nomen dubium, which means 'doubtful name'.
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